Fri-Sat 23-24 June, 2023

2nd International Meeting on
Thyroid Ultrasound-Guided,
Minimally Invasive Therapies
Reggio Emilia, Italy

First-class experts and hands-on practice

Thyroid

After the success of the 1st TNT (Thyroid Nodule Therapies) Meeting, a new event with International speakers and the possibility to try thermal ablation devices

Meeting will start in

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Rationale

Minimally invasive, ultrasound (US)-guided thyroid treatment modalities are effective and safe alternatives to surgery in patients with benign thyroid cysts, solid nonfunctioning benign thyroid nodules, and in solid hyper-functioning nodules. In addition, they may also have a role in the management of primary micro-papillary tumors or recurrent thyroid cancers.

These procedures include the use of chemical agents such as Ethanol Ablation (EA), or thermal thyroid tissue destruction through Laser Ablation (LA), Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Microwave Ablation (MWA) and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).

During the 2nd TNT Meeting, that follows the success of the 1st TNT Meeting, firstclass experts will chair outstanding sessions presenting the state-of-the-art of all ultrasound-guided thyroid minimally invasive procedures, and new horizons in the treatment of thyroid nodules.

Hands-on practice will also be available for those participants who want to try thermal ablation devices on their own.

Local organizer, Scientific Committee, Faculty

Meeting president and local organizer

Roberto Valcavi
The TNT (Thyroid Nodules Therapies) Association President
Health Director – Endocrine & Thyroid Clinic (ETC), Reggio Emilia, Italy

Scientific Committee

Çakır, Bekir – Ankara, Turkey
Hodak, Steven – New York City, NY, USA
Mercante, Giuseppe – Milan, Italy
Novizio, Roberto – Reggio Emilia, Italy

Serres-Créixams, Xavier – Barcelona, Spain
Squarcia, Mattia – Barcelona, Spain
Valcavi, Roberto – Reggio Emilia, Italy
Volpi, Erivelto – São Paulo, Brazil

Faculty

Abraham, Devaprabu – Interventional Endocrinologist, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Aljammal, Jules – Interventional Endocrinologist, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Attard, Andrea – Endocrine Surgeon, Cefalù, Palermo, Italy
Baldwin, Chelsey – Endocrinologist, New York City, NY, USA
Bhaseen, Ashok – Thyroid Federation International (TFI), Montreal, QC, Canada
Borgato, Stefano – Endocrinologist, Milan, Italy
Ceresini, Graziano – Endocrinologist, Parma, Italy
Creteanu, Mihai Jr. – Interventional Radiologist, Iaşi, Romania
Dueñas, Juan Pablo – Endocrine Surgeon, Medellin, Colombia
Evranos Oğmen, Berna – Endocrinologist, Ankara, Turkey
Fawzy, Mohamed – Interventional Radiologist, Il Cairo, Egypt
Frasoldati, Andrea – Endocrinologist, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Garcia, Cristhian – Head & Neck Surgeon, Quito, Ecuador
Gharib, Hossein – Endocrinologist, Rochester, MN, USA
Hodak, Steven – Endocrinologist, New York City, NY, USA
James, Philip – Medical Journalist, San Francisco, CA, USA
Maiorano, Michele – Interventional Radiologist, Bari, Italy
Mauri, Giovanni – Interventional Radiologist, Milan, Italy
Mercante, Giuseppe – Head & Neck Surgeon, Milan, Italy
Negro, Roberto – Interventional Endocrinologist, Lecce, Italy

Novizio, Roberto – Interventional Endocrinologist, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Papi, Giampaolo – Endocrinologist, Carpi, Italy
Passandi, Fateme – Endocrinologist, Teheran, Iran
Pontecorvi, Alfredo – Endocrinologist, Rome, Italy
Portioli, Italo – Endocrinologist & Internist, Dean, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Rahal, Antonio – Interventional Radiologist, São Paulo, Brazil
Randolph, Gregory – Head & Neck Surgeon, Boston, MA, USA
Rosselet, Patrick Olivier – Endocrinologist, Lausanne, Switzerland
Russ, Gilles – Interventional Radiologist, Paris, France
Serres-Créixams, Xavier – Interventional Radiologist, Barcelona, Spain
Shuhang, Xu – Interventional Endocrinologist, Nanjing, China
Sinclair, Catherine – Head & Neck Surgeon, Malvern, VIC, Australia
Solbiati, Luigi – Interventional Radiologist, Milan, Italy
Squarcia, Mattia – Interventional Radiologist, Barcelona, Spain
Stan, Marius – Endocrinologist, Rochester, MN, USA
Turtulici, Giovanni – Interventional Radiologist, Genoa, Italy
Tuttle, Michael – Endocrinologist, New York, NY, USA
Valcavi, Roberto – Interventional Endocrinologist, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Vidili, Gianpaolo – Internist & Ultrasound Interventional Oncologist, Sassari, Italy
Volpi, Erivelto – Head & Neck Surgeon, São Paulo, Brazil

Program

Program

Day 1 - Friday 23 June 2023

8:00 – 8:40 am Registration
8:40 – 8:50 am President’s Welcome (Roberto Valcavi)
8:50 – 9:00 am Introduction  (Italo Portioli)
9:00 – 9:20 am Ultrasound neck anatomy and ultrasound study of structures at risk during thermal ablation (Mihai Creteanu Jr.)
9:20 – 9:40 am Surgical Anatomy of the Neck and Structures at Risk During Ablative Therapies (Erivelto Volpi)
9:40 – 10:00 am TIRADS & Scan Assistant Softwares and Artificial Intelligence (Giovanni Turtulici)
10:00 – 10:20 am Thyroid Nodular Pathology: an Overview  (Marius Stan)
10:20 – 10:40 am Panel Discussion
10:40 – 11:10 am Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:30 am Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) & Core Needle Biopsy (CNB) (Andrea Frasoldati)
11:30 am – 11:50 am Thyroid Nodule Profiling using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and ThyroSeq (Steven Hodak)
11:50 – 12:10 pm Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Thyroid Interventional Procedures (Xavier Serres-Créixams)
12:10 – 12:30 pm Minimally Invasive Therapy Selection for Thyroid Lesions (Chelsey Baldwin)
12:30 – 12:50 pm Panel Discussion
12:50 – 2:00 pm Light lunch

2:00 pm How to Select a Nodule for Success and to Protect Vital Structures (Catherine Sinclair)
2:20 pm Ultrasound Vocal Cord Motility Assessment and Thermal Ablation (Andrea Attard)
2:40 pm Learning Curve of Thyroid Ablative Procedures (Gilles Russ)
3:00 pm Thermal Ablation for Graves’ Disease (Xu Shuhang)
3:20 pm Thyroid Ethanol Ablation: Indication and Outcomes (Devaprabu Abraham)
3:40 pm Panel Discussion
4:00-4:20 pm Coffee Break

4:20 pm Thyroid RFA: Hints and Tips (Roberto Valcavi)
4:40 pm Hyperfunctioning Thyroid Nodule Ablation (Jules Aljammal)
5:00 pm Thyroid Laser Ablation (Roberto Negro)
5:20 pm Thyroid HIFU Ablation (Mohamed Fawzy)
5:40 pm Thyroid Microwave Ablation (Mattia Squarcia)
6:00 pm Panel Discussion
6:30 pm TNT Association General Assembly
9:00 pm Gala Dinner

Day 2 - Saturday 24 June 2023

9:00 am Active Surveillance in Micro Papillary Thyroid Cancer (MPTC) (Hossein Gharib)
9:20 am Thyroid Ablation of MPTC (Giovanni Mauri)
9:40 am RFA of Metastatic Thyroid Tumor (Antonio Rahal)
10:00 am Side effects and Complications of Thyroid RFA (Roberto Novizio)
10:20 am Thyroid US-Guided Minimally-Invasive Therapies.
Ambulatory or Operating Room Setting? (Roberto Valcavi – Steven Hodak)
10:40 am Panel Discussion
11:00-11:20 am Coffee Break

11:20 am Clinical Cases Discussion (Juan Pablo Dueñas, Giampaolo Papi)
11:40 pm Patient Advocacy: a Patient’ Point of View (Ashok Bhaseen)
12:00 pm Minimalistic Management Options in MPTC (Michael Tuttle)
12:20 pm What is the Future of Thyroid Ablation? (Gregory Randolph)

12:40 pm To Resect or not to Resect: this is the Question (Giuseppe Mercante)
1:20 pm FINAL REMARKS (Roberto Valcavi)
1:30-2:30 pm Light lunch

CO01 – RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) FOR THYROID AND PARATHYROID DISEASE: STARTING A RFA PROGRAM BY A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM IN ARGENTINA
Voogd Ana Ines, Begueri Buquet Alejandro Matías, Seffino Nicolás, Anselmi María Eugenia, Guerrieri Javier, Russier Gerardo, Valdez Pedro. Hospital Universitario Austral, Thyroid Clinic Unit. Buenos Aires, Argentina

CO02 – RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION OF A LARGE BENIGN THYROID NODULE, A CHALLENGING CASE
Voogd Ana Inés, Begueri Buquet Alejandro Matías, Seffino Nicolás, Anselmi María Eugenia, Guerrieri Javier, Russier Gerardo, Valdez Pedro. Hospital Universitario Austral, Thyroid Clinic Unit. Buenos Aires, Argentina

CO03 – RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) OF PARATHYROID ADENOMAS IN PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM: INITIAL EXPERIENCE IN ARGENTINA.
Begueri Buquet Alejandro Matías, Voogd Ana Inés, Guerrieri Javier, Valdez Pedro, Anselmi María Eugenia, Matsuda María Eugenia, Russier Gerardo, Seffino Nicolás, Guerra Jorgelina. Hospital Universitario Austral, Thyroid Clinic Unit. Buenos Aires, Argentina

CO04 – EGYPTIAN PROTOCOL IN MANAGING PAIN DURING THERMAL ABLATION OF BENIGN THYROID NODULES
Hossam Arafa Ghazi, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine. Consultant of Diabetes & Endocrinology. Mansoura-Egypt

CO05 – EVOLUTION OF TERT POSITIVE AND BRAF POSITIVE – THYROID CANCER AFTER RFA TREATEMENT
Agustin Andrade, Thyroid Center, Miami, Florida, US

CO06 – RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA): A MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR PARATHYROID ADENOMAS
José Higino Steck, Clinica Higino Steck, Unicamp Campinas-Brazil; Samuel Serpa Steck, Clinica Higino Steck, Unesp Brazil; Paula Srebernich Pizzinato, Clinica Higino Steck; Antonio Rahal Jr, São Paulo, Brazil; Erivelto Martinho Volpi, São Paulo, Brazil; Leonardo Guimarães Rangel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CO07 – RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION AS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR LOW-RISK THYROID CARCINOMA
José Higino Steck, Clinica Higino Steck, Unicamp, Campinas-Brazil; Samuel Serpa
Steck, Clinica Higino Steck, Unesp; Paula Srebernich Pizzinato, Clinica Higino Steck; Antonio Rahal Jr, São Paulo, Brazil; Erivelto Martinho Volpi, São Paulo, Brazil; Leonardo Guimarães Rangel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Should doctors use social media?
Philip James, Juan Pablo Dueñas, Mihai Jr. Creteanu, Cristhian Garcia, Erivelto Volpi

All participants who have purchased the hands on course have been assigned a round and a workstation to carry out the exercise, these data are on the back of the badge.
• Round A from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
• Round B from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

RFA Workstations / Tutors:
1. Borgato, Stefano
2. Dueñas, Juan Pablo
3. Hodak, Steven
4. Maiorano, Michele
5. Novizio, Roberto
6. Papi, Giampaolo
7. Turtulici, Giovanni
8. Volpi, Erivelto

Please be on time for your round.
The secretariat is not responsible for exchange and is not guaranteed the place in workstations different from those indicated behind the badges.

REGISTRATION RATES (VAT INCLUDED)

REGISTRATION RATES (VAT INCLUDED)

Until May 31st 2023
Late registration / On-site registration
Regular Registration
€ 400,00
€ 500,00
TNT Association Members – Special Registration (*)
€ 350,00
€ 400,00
Students/Residents – Special Registration (*)
€ 350,00
€ 400,00
Regular Registration, including hands-on practice
€ 480,00
Not available (**)
TNT Association Members – Special Registration (*), including hands-on practice
€ 400,00
Not available (**)
Students/Residents – Special Registration (*), including hands-on practice
€ 400,00
Not available (**)
Until May 31st 2023
After May 31st
Gala Dinner, Friday June 23rd, 2023, 9:00 p.m.
€ 90,00
on request upon availability

(*) Together with payment, please send the certificate attesting membership of the TNT Association, student or resident status.

(**) Only participants who have registered before May 31st, 2023, will be admitted to the hands-on practice. For organizational reasons, it will not be possible to register for hands-on practice after this date.

Registration rate includes: participation in scientific sessions and congress materials, coffee breaks and lunches,certificate of attendance.

Registration rate does not include: travel, hotel accommodation, transfers to/from airport/train stations, transfers to/from hotels, meals not included in the conference, and anything not specifically listed under “registration includes”.

Cancellation policy:

  • until April 30th the amount paid will be refunded after deducting 50€ for bank and administrative expenses
  • after April 30th no refund will be made

Meeting venue

Best Western Classic Hotel

Via Pasteur 121/C 42122 – Reggio Emilia (RE)

Tel.: +39 0522 355411

Fax: +39 0522 333410

Email: info@classic-hotel.it

How to reach Reggio Emilia

  • BY PLANE/TRAIN: From Milan Malpensa Airport, the Trenord train service line connects Malpensa to Milano Centrale in about 50 minutes. Trains depart every 30 minutes. From Milan central station, Trenitalia and Italotreno connect Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana in 44 minutes by train. Timetable on www.trenitalia.it – www.italotreno.it


    From Rome Fiumicino airport, the non-stop train Leonardo Express arrives at Roma Termini station in 32 minutes. It departs every 15 minutes. From Rome Termini station, Trenitalia and Italotreno connect Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana by train in 2 h 40 minutes. Timetable on www.trenitalia.it – www.italotreno.it

    From Bologna Airport the Marconi Express train connects the Bologna central station from where the Trenitalia and Italotreno connect Reggio Emilia stations. Timetable on www.trenitalia.it – www.italotreno.it

  • BY CAR: Motorway A1 Milan-Bologna, Reggio Emilia exit.